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Unit sales are apparently continuing for a residential development vision at 24 Brock Street N., but no development application has been submitted to the City of Hamilton to begin a site plan review process.

“Staff have confirmed that they have not received a site plan application,” City of Hamilton spokeswoman Michelle Shantz said Nov. 25.

Sajid Rehmatullah of Sage Developments and owner North Brock Street Holdings have not responded to requests for comment since appearing at a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing held in December 2018.

A new zoning was approved at the end of 2019, allowing a residential building of up to four floors, 51 units and 14 meters high. If the owner wishes to proceed with a development within these restrictions, they must submit a site plan application to the city and then meet the conditions before obtaining a building permit and starting construction. . If the owner wishes to build a larger building, he will need to apply for rezoning before submitting a site plan application.

Hamilton realtor Michael St. Jean said Nov. 9 that about 70 percent of the units in the vision have been sold and the owner hopes to launch a campaign to sell the remaining units by March 2022. St Jean did not respond to an update request by the deadline. .

Standard site plan conditions include the completion of several reports and studies, including but not limited to: archaeological assessments and possible mitigation or excavation measures; stormwater management; drainage; landscaping; tree management; wastewater assessment; site maintenance; water service evaluation; erosion plan; the siltation plan and construction plans as well as the exact dimensions and plans of any proposed construction. A slope stability study may also be required for the slope of the escarpment adjacent to the property.

External agencies, including utilities such as Bell and Alectra, Hamilton Conservation Authority and Niagara Escarpment Commission, and CN Rail would be distributed with any site plan submission and may have additional requirements to be met by the applicant.

CN Rail proximity requirements could include a development viability assessment, noise and vibration studies, and a storm water management study. Potential measures could include a protective wall or berm and mitigation of noise and vibration impacts.

CN Rail spokesman Mathieu Gaudreault confirmed that the company had not been approached regarding a residential redevelopment at 24 Brock Street N. as of Nov. 29.

According to a guide for new residential developments near railway tracks, developed by the Railway Association of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, there can be challenges for residential construction near railway tracks.

“Residential development becomes much more difficult…when the context is a small infill site, such as those typically associated with the conversion of commercial or industrial properties,” the guide states. “In addition to their small size, these sites are often oddly shaped and do not readily accommodate standard mitigation measures such as a setback and berm.”